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#1 posted 07-20-2017 01:48 AM

DaleM- Do you think it will matter how long I wait to wipe it down? I thought I was wiping it off pretty quickly in sections but doing such a large area (84 X 48) is tricky.

- ravensrock

With the size of that table, I would probably do it in about six sections or so. I like to spray on stain, but sometimes wipe it on too which is of course necessary with gel stain, and then wipe it off immediately. When I do the next section, I start wiping it off immediately beginning with the part where it overlaps or it will end up being darker there. I had a problem with Lenmar brand alkyd stain drying too quick and coming out blotchy where it overlapped, so I diluted it with just a little mineral spirits to give me more time to wipe it down evenly. You could try that.

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